Wilmington – Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a BP Shore Stop gas station in which the suspect was in possession of a handgun, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.
The incident occurred at approximately 4:52 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the BP Shore Stop gas station located at 708 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, as a black male suspect approached the cashier under the premise of making a purchase. As the 26-year-old female employee proceeded to complete the transaction, the suspect unzipped his jacket to reveal a handgun, which was tucked into his waistband, according to Austin. The employee then complied with the suspects demand to give him all the money in the register. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. The employee was not injured as a result of the incident.
The suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion, 25-30 years of age, 5’11”-6’1″, 160-170 lbs., wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, tan shoes, and in possession of a black, unknown make and model handgun.
This incident occurred in the same general area where the AutoZone was robbed on Saturday January 6, 2017. The suspects description is similar in both instances.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Robbery Unit by calling 302-365-8566.
Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com